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    Default Hurricane's Z2807 & Z3270 Collision

    Can anyone confirm the location of the collision of these two aircraft of 43 Sqn on 12/10/1941?

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    Jim Corbett

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    Jim,
    From Air Britain Serials;
    Z2807 crashed on landing at Acklington and Z3270 made a forced landing at Embleton.
    With Z3270 being unable to make an airfield, it is likely the collision was near Embleton.
    Would you agree?
    Doug.

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    "On October 12 Fl Lt Hutchinson (Z3270) and Sgt J A R Turner (Z2807), a Canadian, were carrying out practice combat attacks near Alnwick. Hutchinson was the target and Turner made a dummy attack and came up beneath him. As he did so, the propeller of Z3270 sliced off the tail Z2807, sending the latter spinning down out of control and killing Turner when it crashed. Hutchinson lost consciousness but regained control and carried out a forced landing near Embleton, with cuts and bruises on his face, no propellerblades and no working instruments"

    From: No 43 'Fighting Cocks' Squadron - Andy Saunders

    Name: TURNER, JOHN ALLAN RYERSON
    Initials: J A R
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
    Unit Text: 43 (R.A.F.) Sqdn
    Age: 22
    Date of Death: 12/10/1941
    Service No: R/74223
    Additional information: Son of J. Lorne Turner and Winifred Maud Turner, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. H. Grave 201.
    Cemetery: CHEVINGTON CEMETERY

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    Thanks to you both for the prompt reply.

    I'm helping Chris Davies identify his collision at Red Row (he has posted on here in the past) and we were wondering about these two.

    Thanks,
    Jim Corbett

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